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Hot German Potato Salad

Yield: 6 servings


  • 1 package Dehydrated Scalloped Idaho Potatoes, reserve sauce mix
  • 2 1/4 cups boiling water
  • 2 teaspoons mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 pound sliced bacon
  • 6 scallions or green onions, tops included, sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 4 hard boiled eggs, riced* or diced.


  1. In a 3-quart saucepan combine potatoes, 2 1/4 cups water and mustard seeds. Bring to boil; simmer for 20 minutes, or until potatoes are tender. Set aside.
  2. In small bowl combine reserved sauce packet, dry mustard, sugar, 1/2 cup water and vinegar. Set aside. Fry bacon until crisp; crumble and set aside. Discard all but 4 tablespoons fat. Quickly sauté onions just to heat through. Add mustard-vinegar mixture; mix well. Carefully fold in potatoes including liquid and crumbled bacon. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Garnish with parsley and riced eggs or diced eggs.

*To rice hard-cooked eggs, separate whites from yolks and grate separately with cheese grater. Old Fashioned Hot German Potato Salad

Recipe courtesy of John Brite, CEC, Capital University, Bexley, OH/Parkhurst Dining Services/Photo Courtesy of the Idaho Potato Commission

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German Potato Pancakes with Mashed Idaho® Potatoes, Caramelized Apples and Sage Infused Honey

Yield: 22-26 Pancakes


German Potato Pancakes:

  • 6 cups frozen shredded Idaho® potatoes, thawed
  • 4 beaten eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 3 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup grated onion
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Oil for frying

Mashed Idaho® Potatoes:

  • 3 cups of your favorite mashed Idaho® potato recipe
  • 4 pieces bacon
  • 2 scallions, finely chopped

Caramelized Apples:

2 tablespoons butter

2 spicy-sweet, crisp apples (Jonagold or Honeycrisp), cored and sliced thinly

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Sage Infused Honey:
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1/2 to 1 cup of chopped sage

Mesh bag for sage


German Potato Pancakes:

  • Saute grated onion in butter over medium heat until translucent. Remove from heat and cool.
  • Thaw and drain shredded hashbrown potaotes. Mix flour, baking powder, salt and peper. Add to potaotes along with eggs and onion. If batter is too thin, add a little more flour.
  • Drop by rounded #2 scoops into 1/4-inch deep hot fat in heavy skillet. Cook over medium heat until golden brown. Turn over and brown other side.
  • Drain on paper towels and keep warm.

Mashed Idaho Potatoes:

  1. Combine all ingredients 2. Reserve warm for topping German potato pancakes.

Caramelized Apples:

  1. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the apples to the pan and sprinkle with brown sugar. Saute the apples, stirring frequently, for 6-8 minutes.
  2. Sprinkle the apples with the nutmeg. Toss the mixture gently and cook over medium heat for an additional 2 minutes, until the sugar begins to caramelize and the apples are crisp-tender.

Sage Infused Honey:

  1. Using a double boiler add honey.
  2. Add the mesh bag of sage.
  3. Heat the mixture at 180* for 10-12 minutes. Remove the mesh bag then place the mixture in a jar.

To assemble:

Top German potato pancake with 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons of mashed potatoes and a few slices of caramelized apple. Drizzle with the sage infused honey. A chiffonade of sage may also be used as garnish.

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